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A few months back, a new business appeared in my small Oregon town. Its shelves were packed with tinctures, jars of salve, coffee beans, bath bombs — even beard oil. This variety collection shared important ingredient: CBD.

Produced by the cannabis plant, CBD is the straitlaced cousin of marijuana’s more famous ingredient ,the THC that delivers a mind-swirling high. CBD, or cannabidiol, has no such intoxicating effects on the mind. Yet the molecule has captured people’s attention in an amazing way, sold as a remedy for pain, anxiety, insomnia and other ailments — all without the high.

That corner store, CBD Science, is far from alone in its efforts to sell people on the benefits of CBD oil, which is found in both marijuana and hemp, two versions of the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD is popping up in products in walgreens, cvs,pet stores, coffee shops and the health and beauty sections of mainstream grocery stores. It’s even being brewed into beer. I left the shop with a $5 bottle of water infused with “5,000,000 nanograms” of CBD.

“So far, messages of CBD’s purported health benefits come from people trying to sell CBD products — not from scientists, says Margaret Haney, a neurobiologist who directs the Marijuana Research Laboratory at Columbia University. A gaping chasm separates the surging CBD oil market and the scientific evidence backing it. While there are reasons to be excited about CBD, the science just isn’t there yet”, Haney says.

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Water Soluble CBD Oil Research

Cannabidiol comes in a variety of forms. Liquid, gummy bears, capsules. the problem with most of these is absorbing into the blood stream. Most of these have only a 1% absorption in human beings. A new patented form of water soluble CBD oil has a 40% absorption into the body.

In a 2019 study published in peer reviewed journal, Neurology, researchers found that 88.3% of patients with chronic migraines who were given CBD oil reported less pain, along with improvements in sleep, anxiety, and mood. Headaches are the most common symptom after an injury or concussion, with the most common type of headache resembling a migraine, according to the American Migraine Foundation. Researchers found that significantly more patients taking the water soluble CBD softgels reported headache reduction than those taking the 1:1 (THC to CBD) ratio.

A january 2018 comprehensive journal review found evidence for various therapeutic benefits of CBD, especially in the treatment of migraine and headache.”

A 2018 survey of oncology doctors regarding CBD found that “sixty-seven percent viewed it as a helpful adjunct to standard pain management strategies”. In the new university study, cancer doctors said their were taking CBD oil daily for cancer symptoms . Overall, nearly eight in 12 cancer doctors reported having discussed marijuana and CBD with patients or their families, with 47 percent recommending it for pain and other cancer-related problems to at least half of their patients in the past year.

In June, 2017 a new research study was introduced to the Veteran’s Affairs Committee that would “encourage the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to start looking at CBD oil as a viable remedy with positive  health outcomes of covered veterans diagnosed with chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.

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A december 2018 report by the World Health Organization, in its research of diseases for which CBD may have therapeutic benefits lists pain relief effects in patients with neuropathic pain resistant to other drugs or treatments.


CBD treatment to reduce insomnia and anxiety

A November 2017 report by the World Health Organization (WHO), in its “Overview of diseases for which CBD may have therapeutic benefits” lists “Anxiety: Reduction of muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue, problems in concentration, improvement of social interactions in rodent models of anxiety and stress, reduced social anxiety in patients.”

A 2017 study states that “Preliminary research into cannabis and insomnia suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia.”

Another 2017 study found that “Preliminary research into cannabis and insomnia suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia. CBD may hold promise for REM sleep behavior disorder.”

The podcast episode featured a study investigating CBD effects on sleep in rats, found that “CBD appears to increase total sleep time.”

A 2009 study treated people with a combination of CBD and THC for a variety of diseases including multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathic pain, intractable cancer pain, and rheumatoid arthritis with no need for CBD dosage increases over time.

 

Marijuana Rehab For Couples

There are differing opinions among professionals in the addiction field on marijuana being an  addictive substance, The fact that most people who smoke weed do not have unmanageable lives. Most are completely productive members of society, But there are some extreme cases that may need help quitting. Many couples use marijuana together and it is a big part of the relationship. On the other hand sometimes marijuana addiction can cause financial issues between couples when spending money on the drug is hurting the finances.

In these extreme cases of marijuana abuse a couple may seek help from a therapist or drug counselor. There are a variety of treatment centers for marijuana abuse. Outpatient addiction treatment can be the solution for the relationship. Most outpatient programs offer group therapy 3 times per week, and individual counseling once per week. You will be drug tested every week to make sure you have not used drugs of any kind.

Inpatient drug rehab for marijuana abuse is a more extreme solution, but can help the addict quit smoking weed for a period of time. It is recommended to try outpatient marijuana rehab for couples before making the choice to attend residential treatment for 30 days.

A number of research studies have shown that marijuana is indeed an addictive substance. The increasing rate of addiction to marijuana has affected all age groups.

Qualification for the diagnosis of marijuana addiction is no different than most other drugs, the individual must suffer from a negative pattern of use of marijuana, which results in significant financial or mental problems or suffering. At least three of the following addiction symptoms must be occurring at the same time in the same one year period.

  • Tolerance is shown by decreased effects of marijuana over periods time or needing to increase the amount smoked or eaten to achieve the desired effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms that occur when the addict abstains from using marijuana for 4 days
  • Often injesting marijuana in larger amounts or over a longer period of time than originally planned
  • Persistent craving to use marijuana or trouble controlling use of the drug
  • Spending abnormal  significant time either obtaining marijuana (for example, buying, growing), using drugs, or recovering from its effects on the brain
  • Significant social, educational, occupational, or leisure activities are either abandoned or significantly decreased as a result of marijuana’s use
  • Marijuana use continues despite being aware of or experiencing persistent or repeated physical mental ,financial or psychological problems as a result of its use

The physical symptoms of marijuana or weed withdrawal are similar to those of other substances, especially tobacco. Those withdrawal symptoms usually start one to two days after last using marijuana and include irritability, anger, depressioninsomnia, drug craving, and decreased appetite. These symptoms tend to interfere with the individual’s attempts to quit marijuana and can motivate the use of both marijuana and other drugs for relief. The symptoms of withdrawal tend to peak within four to six days and last from one to three weeks.